“I want shortbread,” my wife Suzi said. That is shorthand for “Find me a recipe.” I am obedient, finally, and I immediately went to Tish Boyle’s The Good Cookie. In fact, I’ve just done today’s TBT Cookbook Review featuring Tish’s essential cookie book. So, for the...

TBT Cookbook Review: The Good Cookie by Tish Boyle

Okay, I am repeating myself. This the third time I have posted a review of this sensational book, the second time it is a TBT idea. It's just the grandest, most dynamic cookie book you can find. Take a look at my original review from December 2015 when I suggested...

Laquered Lamb from Let’s Eat France

     Let's Eat France is a grand new tome filled with recipes, ideas, chef biographies, and details to make you believe, well start to believe, you might be a French chef. This idea appeared in a little sidebar. Take a leg of lamb -- bone it. Cover it with...

Cookbook Review: Hair of the Dob by Salvatore Calabrese

  You may not recognize the name, Salvatore Calabrese, but you may well have sampled one of his cocktail ideas. The author of 10 best-selling books — including the famed Complete Home Bartender’s Guide — Salvatore has returned with a rework of his 2005 How to...

Suzi’s Blog

“I want shortbread,” my wife Suzi said. That is shorthand for “Find me a recipe.” I am obedient, finally, and I immediately went to Tish Boyle’s The Good Cookie. In fact, I’ve just done today’s TBT...

Laquered Lamb from Let’s Eat France

     Let’s Eat France is a grand new tome filled with recipes, ideas, chef biographies, and details to make you believe, well start to believe, you might be a French chef. This idea...

Today is a little raw in New York City. Spring has yet to really arrive and summer is a month away. I am confused. As usual. But, but, I can go to the market and get spring ingredients from...

Malfy Gins: Simply the Best

    Juniper berries have been used as medicine since the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt. They were a staple in the kits of medieval practitioners of early modern medicine in Europe. And then,...

Ballymaloe Irish Stew

  Suzi and I are on our last weekend of Spring Break out in the Southwest. I’m gambling in advance as I write this [April 5] that spring has not yet arrived in the East. If it is still chilly, ...

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